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RotoAuthority League - Best Pickups Last Week

This feature is written by Jeff, owner of the Volvo Stationwagons.

6/2 - Philly Cheez Puffs picks up Ryan Garko
The Stationwagons regret not making this move, since he made it through the one-day waiver process and was picked up as a free agent.  Garko was picked up Monday; he went 10/17 with 6 R, 1 HR, and 8 RBI over the next four days.  As a good sleeper candidate off to a slow start in '08, he's got too much potential to be waiver-wire material.

6/2 - RotoAuthority picks up Rod Barajas
Shocking, isn't it?  As Tim suggested, Gregg Zaun's on the DL, Barajas is hitting well, and with two starting catchers in the RotoAuthority League there's not a lot of depth.  The other catchers on the RotoAuthority roster are the injury-prone Posada and Doumit, so Barajas should slot right in and contribute as long as he stays hot.

6/4 - Greek God of Walks picks up Joey Gathright
The Royals matched up against the Yankees over the weekend, which coincided with the return of Jorge Posada off the DL.  Posada's shoulder injury limited him enough in extended spring training/rehab to the point that his team would institute a gentleman's agreement to prevent the other team from running on him.  That didn’t happen with the Royals, and despite the fact that Gathright didn’t pick up any SB Friday or Saturday, it was still a smart gamble.

6/7 – Volvo Stationwagons picks up Mike Gonzalez
With John Smoltz now out for the year, Gonzalez’s only competition for saves is the fragile Rafael Soriano and the inconsistent Manny Acosta.  Gonzalez is due back off the DL within the next week so worst case, he ought to vulture a few saves with a good ERA and K/9.


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